For 20 years the Corpo Forestale, Italys special environmental corps, has been compiling a census of the Italian forests, which include more than 2,000 examples of trees of special interest and 150 trees that are classified as being of exceptional historic and monumental value. These trees, which grow all over Italy, include a liriodendro near Como over 50 metres high, a chestnut tree near Catania with a trunk with a circumference of over 20 metres and an oleastro di S. Baltolu in Sardinia estimated to be more than 2,000 years old. A new law has just been announced by the ministry of agriculture that will make damaging a historic tree a criminal offence, so that anyone tampering with one of these plants will not only be fined but may risk a prison sentence as well.
Wanted in Rome
EVENTS THIS WEEKview calendar
Rome areasall Rome areas
We invite you to apply to become a Local on the Prontopia app, a platform that offers locals in Rome a chance to earn extra income on a flexible schedule, helping travelers get whe...
Myths, legends and new interpretations of portraits —let's explore the story of Narciso and participate in fun, engaging activities in front of selected old and contemporary works...
Highly referenced Scottish lady, true animal lover offers dog boarding to small or medium sized dogs. Has a large lively puppy who welcomes everyone and every dog into the house....